What if Jesus wanted to do something new in your life?
This is your fresh start.
Welcome to SMC 2021!
StuMo exists to build spiritual leaders for Christ from the college campuses of the world. Our passion is to build up student laborers into future leaders. Our desire is to equip them to live for Christ wherever they may go.
SMC is one way we engage with students to live out this purpose!
Meet the SMC Team
SMC Kickoff - Night life - SMC Store - Kaleo lunch
It takes our entire staff to pull of this conference!
There’s many different roles people are playing - breakout leaders, encounter leaders, etc. There are also positions that need to be filled for Night life, SMC Store, Kaleo Lunch and more.
The coordinators of these events are working together to make sure staff aren’t overloaded with duties, but will be assigning people to work certain events throughout SMC. Keep a lookout for emails about when you’ll be working
As a StuMo staff person, you play a vital role in pulling off SMC! You are an owner of the conference and we all are hosting the over 2,000 students showing up on January 2nd!
Tips to own the conference
Be there five minutes early for your position that you’re working.
If you see a need, feel free to take action!
Offer to help other people at events, even if you’re not assigned to them.
Be a host! Engage students who look lost and help them if you can.
Be a host, not a participant!
On Site Information
Staff Check In
Beginning at 3:00pm - Staff check in at Drury Hotel
Access to the Conference
Wristbands will be provided at the all-staff meeting on the 1st. Wristbands need to be worn at all times throughout the conference. Each person will be required to go through the temperature check station each morning to receive the new wristband for the day. More information on this in the Health + Safety section below.
Dress code for check-in on 2nd
Orange SMC long-sleeve t-shirt will be handed out on the 1st
Comfortable shoes (lots of walking may be involved!)
Coat/gloves (may be outside)
Emergencies and crises on-site are extremely rare, but here’s what to know to be prepared.
Emergencies may include:
Theft or vandalism
Exhibit crisis (fire, bomb threats, active shooter, etc.)
Local issues with property management or neighboring retailers
Step 1: In the case of an emergency, please call the EMT or Police on-site. Contact information will be provided to you on January 2nd.
Step 2: Call/text Alex McDonald or Bonnie Hartwig to communicate the situation. If COVID-19 related, contact Tyler Miller.
Remain calm, use common sense and follow all instructions from emergency response teams.
Get the facts. Be prepared to provide detailed information for StuMo to draft a statement if needed.
Regardless of circumstances, in every crisis or emergency situation it’s important that all SMC volunteers and staff demonstrate a sense of compassion and a commitment to safety.
Additionally, volunteers and staff should demonstrate empathy for the situation and communicate that action is being taken to contain or resolve the issue.
Health & Safety
Our goal is to have the best SMC possible, and this means keeping everyone as safe and healthy as we’re able to under the circumstances. Your compliance with these protocols is key to making sure this happens! SMC will send communication to students in the coming days. Protocols apply to staff, volunteers and students attending SMC.
A face covering (over the nose and mouth) is required at all times in the convention center and at every SMC event, indoors and outdoors.
Everyone is expected to practice social distancing at all SMC events. Seating in the arena and convention center rooms will all be socially distanced.
Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the convention center to use as one enters/exits any meeting space. The rooms, seating and high touch surfaces will be sanitized throughout each day.
Every person’s temperature will be checked before they can enter the official check-in process at the hotel.
Below 100.4°: Person will be given a designated wristband for that day and able to proceed with check-in.
At or above 100.4°: Person will not be allowed to attend SMC.
Logistics Team will be on hand to help students determine the best next steps to get home. Any additional rooming/travel expenses may be at the students’ expense, but they will receive a refund from SMC for their ticket price.
Each Consecutive Day:
Temperatures of everyone in attendance will be taken each morning. You won’t be able to proceed to any conference events without being cleared and given that day’s designated wristband.
Below 100.4°: Person be given a designated wristband for that day and able to attend conference events.
At or above 100.4°: Person will no longer be able to continue attending the conference.
Logistics Team will be on hand to help students determine the best next steps to get home. Any additional rooming/travel expenses may be at the students’ expense. Depending on the day of the conference, the student may receive a partial refund from SMC for their ticket price, at the discretion of the SMC directors.
What do I need to bring for student check-in?
Bring a laptop or iPad if you have one!
Where do I go on the 1st?
Meet in Frisco 6 (see Embassy Suites Convention Center map) for your setup assignment.
Where do I park?
Park in the parking lot outside your hotel.
What hotel am I staying in?
All staff will be staying in the Drury Hotel unless you’ve been told otherwise.
Is there a place I could office?
Unfortunately, we’re not able to have a co-working space. You will have wifi access throughout your hotel, as well as the convention center space.
Where is the staff prayer room?
Wherever the Holy Spirit leads. :) Again, we’re not able to have a gathering space for this this year.
How does a volunteer sign up to help?
Sign up at smcdallas.com/volunteer.
Which hotel is my campus at and what time are they checking in on the 2nd?
*All check-in information will be communicated to students. (Hotels are subject to change.)
What meals (if any) are provided for staff?
Breakfast every morning (Drury hotel)
Evening Kickback (dinner option) is also provided at the Drury Hotel.
Dinner on the 2nd - Kickoff dinner at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark
Lunch on the 4th - Kaleo Interest Lunch (Chick-fil-A) at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark
Lunch on the 5th - Staff lunch before teardown in Frisco.
Where are some places to eat in Frisco?
Check the app for a list of potential options as well as meal discounts.
Where do I tell a volunteer to go?
If they’re volunteering on the 2nd for check-in they’ll arrive by 2:45pm. They’ll park in the Embassy Suites parking lot/garage. They’ll go to the first floor of the Embassy Suites Convention Center to Frisco 3 for the Volunteer Orientation.
For more information have them check out the Volunteer Page.
*All this information and more is given to them by Deven Huddleston when they register to volunteer.
Who should the volunteer contact about questions or changes in their schedule?
Deven Huddleston is the Volunteer Coordinator. See Conference Coordinator Contact Sheet to get info.
Who should I contact when I don’t know what to do?
Reference the Conference Coordinator Contact Sheet.
On behalf of the SMC Team, we truly appreciate the time you’ve spent praying for these students and the conference, your tireless efforts in recruiting students and preparing for your particular SMC roles and your eagerness to help make the SMC 2021 a success!
We are excited to see how God uses SMC 2021 to make an impact for His Kingdom!
For additional SMC information, please refer to smcdallas.com or the SMC app.